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What’s Old Becomes New Again – Training Tips From Danny Ives

By October 23, 2013 June 27th, 2018 No Comments

The other day I was lucky enough to get a chance to sit in on a wrestling practice at Navy. I love watching high level sports teams do their training. You learn so much it’s ridicules!

So anyway, as I sat watching it dawned on me that many of the different types of exercises and techniques they worked on I already knew.

It’s stuff I’d done before. This is the thing, I knew them but had forgotten about them over time.

So getting to see them again got me all excited. How excited? You know me, like a kid on xmas morning!

I was super excited because even though I’d forgotten these skills seeing them again It’s been so long that it made the techniques feel new again.

The point I’m trying to make is this: What’s old can and will become new again.

At some point in your training you’ll have forgotten more techniques then most people will ever learn. Sounds crazy I know but trust me it’s true.

This is another reason why I advocate using a notebook. Well using a notebook and every now and then going through it and looking for ideas from older classes.

I’ve got notes that go as far back as 1995. I like to look at them to remind me of how far I’ve come. That and laugh at the stick figures I would draw.

When you drill it’s never a bad idea to work on older techniques. Especially the classics. You never know what details you might have missed. Those details can make or break techniques.

As a bonus I’ve included some new takedown videos for you to watch. I hope these videos can help you to learn and get better.

In the videos I’m teaching the inside trip and bearhug takedowns. Both are awesome.

And much like me, maybe this is old hat for you and maybe at the same time you forgot these skills?! Watch the videos and find out!

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